Grateful Dead Live at Haight Street on 1968-03-03
Unknown Lineage; Extracted with EAC and cut with CD Wav by Julian (Jools) Elliott
Subject: Piece of history
Thanks to the reviewers below for the historical information on this. What a wonderful event it must have been. What a great way for the Dead to leave the Haight – the gift of a free show. Of course, they never completely left the city. They continued to play a lot of San Francisco gigs throughout 1968. (The Straight Theater at Haight and Cole was torn down—it’s now a Goodwill store with apartments.)
The Haight was going downhill at the time, but there is another reason for the move: They were beginning to make some money. They had gigs all the time and their first album was number 1 in San Francisco. They weren’t millionaires, but were comfortable, and living in the cramped house together on Ashbury had probably gotten old.
We are indeed very lucky to have this recording. But from what we have of the show, it is not as good as the shows they were playing at time, particularly the brilliant run of February shows (including 2/3, 2/14, and 2/23-24 Kings Beach Bowl, DP vol 22). Viola Lee is the best song of this show, with some nice jamming. Pigpen is great on Smokestack, but the band is a bit repetative—they hadn’t played it publicly in a year. (Check out Smokestack from 11-19-66!) Pigpen is also strong on Lovelight, but towards, Bob takes over from Pigpen, and it is not pretty. (Bob also did Lovelights in the late 1980’.)
Definitely not a bad show, though. What as scene it must have been at Haight and Cole.
Subject: amazing history
They begin show off their stuff by pig harmonious voice chanting “ooh smoke stack lightning” and you know that it gunna be a good one. the band breaks off from pig and then once again decend into the trance that is the “jam” complete improvisation that is from the soul and so perfect. the tape cuts of in the middle for a min but comes in with an insane jam that i would consider one of the bet is Smoke stacks from 1968.
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the love-light is shut out by the noise at first but then you can hear how great it becomes trully amazing and epic. the hurts me to is soulful but then it just stops and we miss the rest of great moment in history.
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This show sounds good to me...get it while you can.
Subject: Dancin In the Streets!
And boy did these guys rock! You can hear the crowd going nuts the entire time! Viola Lee, Hurts Me Too, Smokestack Lightning, Turn On Your Lovelight...damn man! What an amazing specticle that must've been. all of haight street packed with trippin hippies all dancing and going nuts to the grateful dead. I agree with the previous reviewer, a real manic scene! Download this baby!
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